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“Tip-A-Fighter” – A Strange But Intriguing Concept Looking To Change MMA For The Better

Many people were probably appalled to hear that Rory MacDonald’s base wage for his UFC 189 battle with Robbie Lawler was only $59,000. When you consider what Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao made for their bloodless dance in May of this year that figure becomes even more jarring. MacDonald endured a career shortening level of punishment and shed crimson on …

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The Most Fixed Fight In Boxing History!

People questioning the legitimacy of a boxing match or an MMA bout is a regular occurrence. There has always been a skepticism toward combat sports in that regard. Perhaps it comes from the days when the mob controlled boxing and frequently fixed fights. Though younger fans may not remember those dark days, there have been numerous references to such activity …

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UFC Glasgow: Scot’s Celebration Will Hit You Right In The Feels!

Last weekend Conor McGregor tugged at the emotions of Irish MMA fans with his post fight display of teary joy, but this week it was our Celtic neighbours that were welling up. Yesterday, the UFC held their first ever show in Glasgow, Scotland. The card featured three Scottish scrappers, in Joanne Calderwood, Steven Ray and Robert Whiteford. On the night …

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Two Violent K.O’s Highlight Bellator 140!

Bellator MMA continues to be the best alternative to the UFC in Mixed Martial Arts. One of the growing organisation’s recent cards did huge television numbers in the United States. It was, unfortunately, headlined by a nostalgia laced match-up between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. I say unfortunate because the company has so much more to offer than side show …

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Irish UFC Star Plans Move To Boxing

An Irish fighter currently signed to the UFC has today revealed plans of trying his hand at boxing. Irish MMA star, Cathal Pendred, today tweeted that he plans on taking a six month hiatus from fighting in the cage to pursue a professional boxing contest. Pendred, who lost to John Howard last Saturday night on the huge UFC 189 card, …

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MMA’s Greatest Ever Heavyweight Set To Make A Comeback!

Bloodyelbow.com are today reporting that the man once considered to be the greatest Mixed Martial Artist on the planet is on the comeback trail. Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko has been out of MMA action since June of 2012, when he beat Brazilian Pedro Rizzo via first round knockout. Now 38 years old, the Russian has released a statement in …

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The Constantly Evolving Nature Of Stand-Up In The UFC.

It was some time near the beginning of the new millennium when I first discovered the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The dusty shelves of an eclectic local video store were where I first caught a glimpse of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I went there to seek out professional wrestling tapes. There, misguidedly mixed amongst tapes of the faux combat …

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The Most Bizarre Preparation Methods Of Fighters Down Through The Years

Seamus Raftery examines some of the most bizarre ways in which fighters have prepared themselves for combat down through the years. The Rocky movies are responsible for popularizing the idea that prizefighters utilize all manner of bizarre methods to turn themselves into weapons of destruction. The Italian Stallion was as open minded a pugilist as there has ever been, in …

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